IAC Hawk 982 magizine tube jam

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by deathkricket, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    SOLVED=see below

    So after wanting a Hawk 982 for about 2 years I got a KILLER deal on one brand new from the LGS I did some gunsmithing for.

    Now, awsome shotgun I am not gonna lie...BUT one of the first few times I loaded the tube I consistanly obtained a jam where all the shells would stick about 1/2" down the tube and I would have to shove my finger in there to free them and I don't tolorate a failure of this kind in my shotguns so I was close to selling it off.

    Long story short I installed a +1 extension, new spring and a anti jam follow and the problem did not happen again............UNTILL NOW.

    I looked around online and seen this was a common problem and people have sent their guns to be worked on to correct the issue, me being me decided to figure it out myself and here is what I tested and found.

    The reason for the jam is very simple, with the action locked closed the shells will load fine, but if you fire (unlocking the action and bringing it even slighly back) and try to feed shells into the tube they will jam everytime, Now I am a Mossberg guy with more shells through my Mossbergs then most people have ever seen and this is a problem I have never had.

    Since the Hawk is basicly a Rem 870 I wonder if this is a common problem due to the design of the action, If anyone with a Rem 870 wants to test this, dry fire, budge your action just a hair back and try to feed 2 or 3 shells and see if they stick, post back and I would love to hear the results.

    In conclusion if you have this problem with your Hawk, just make sure your action is locked all the way closed and your shells will not stick in the tube anymore, as for me I will have to adjust my shooting style from my Mossbergs to compensate for this.
     
  2. beastmode986

    beastmode986 New Member

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    Mine has a hard time ejecting shells if you don't rack it really hard and the actions pretty stiff. Any tips for that?


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  3. kfox75

    kfox75 New Member

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    Beast, run a couple hundred rounds through it. This should smooth things out a lot. The other thing is, it's not made of glass. Cycle it like you mean it. It should hold up to this, if not, time to see how good the warranty is.
     
  4. kfox75

    kfox75 New Member

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    Tried it DK. had no hang ups with my 870 at all.

    Edit. tried again last night. I can pull the slide back about 3\4 of an inch without it happening. Beyond that, jam city.
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2014